World Class Leader Board (known as World Class Leaderboard Golf in the US) is a 1987 video game published by Access Software. It is part of the Leader Board series and a sequel to the 1986 release of Leader Board by Access Software. While the Game Gear and Master System versions are similar to the home computer ports, the Mega Drive version has a different user interface, with an extra, pseudo-3D top-down view positioned on the right hand side of the screen. Artwork originally designed for the 1986 Sega Master System game Great Golf can be seen in the game's US manual.
Wind, snap and power are the main considerations as players dodge the bunkers, water and rough, which make for more complex courses than the 8-bit versions of the original. A course editor is included. The courses provided include real locations: St. Andrews (Scotland), Cypress Creek and Doral Country Club (USA) and a fictional one, The Gauntlet, which, as the name suggests, is designed to push the player's skills to the maximum.
The PC version utilizes the PC speaker to reproduce voice samples via the company's patented RealSound process. Quips like 'No doubt about it, he's deep in the sandtrap', 'Straight onto the fairway', and 'Looks like he hit the tree, Jim' are used to provide running commentary on the gameplay.
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This version of World Class Leader Board was designed for Sega Genesis (known as Sega Mega Drive in Europe), which was the first ever 16-bit
video game console manufactured
by Sega in the years 1988 - 1997. It was a direct competitor to the SNES console and the successor of the well known 8-bit console Sega Master System.
The unit price of Genesis was approximately $ 190 and worldwide about 40 million units of this console were sold. More information about Sega Genesis
can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these controllers:
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for World Class Leader Board. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game World Class Leader Board are summarized in the following table:
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